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For the love of Succulents!

jessica | July 26, 2016

At first I didn’t know if I loved these strange plants called succulents, but after my oldest, Lily, kept asking me to buy some(like all the time…seriously, kids are persistent), I researched all the different kinds out there, I quickly grew fond of them. One day in Austin we stopped by the Whole Foods and they had pretty impressive spread of succulents, so what did Lily and I do…..we loaded an entire cart! I found a really cool hanging old wooden crate and new this was my home for my succulents. I’m still new to the succulent world, but have fallen in love with these odd little plants.


  • Pebble rocks
  • Cactus and Succulent soil mix (I use the organic one)
  • Water Spritzer
  • Something cute and simple to place your plants in ( I chose a wooden crate)








Go grab a variety of cactus and succulents, I found these gems at Whole Foods!


Pour the cactus and succulent soil mix into whatever you decided to plant them in.



Then take the plant out of the plastic tray and place it into the soil and pat the soil around the roots.


After you have all your plants into the soil scoop the pebbles and pour a thin layer just enough to cover the soil.


Sprits the plants with a water spritzer. Remember cactus and succulents don’t need much water so don’t water them with a water hose! They also needs lots of sun!


Were hanging ours on our porch where the sun beams in!



  • Jane Tatum July 26, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I love this planter! What a fantastic thing you have done…just like always, Jessica!

  • Heather Thrift July 26, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Love this idea!!! So cute and easy and the kids could help plant.

  • Tori Beard July 26, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    I love these plants! My kiddos gave some for Mothers Day. I need to repot them. I’d like to learn how to propagate them!

  • Breanna Hagler July 26, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Love reading your blog! I am newly married and blog about our adventures with two dogs. I would love for you to read it!


  • Sarah kegereis July 26, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Where did you find the planter box?

  • Sally porter July 26, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Just received a wooden box full of succulents for my birthday yesterday! 🌵🌳Crossing fingers they survive!

  • Kasey July 27, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Love this!! Right now I only have one succulent beside my kitchen sink but I absolutely love it. This inspires me to get some more planted outside! Reading the book “Make Room for What You Love” right now and I definitely love the look and feel of these little plants! Thanks for sharing, Jessica!

  • Elise Welch July 29, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Love this! It looks really pretty. Great job!

  • Jody Weaver July 29, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Love these little plants too! Have a few, looking to get some more. Cute little things.

  • Dayle July 29, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Love your show Jessica and love reading your blog. You have some great ideas. I also love succulents and made a rock garden in my back yard this summer and incorporated them in it. Keep up the good work. God bless.

  • Lynsay August 26, 2016 at 4:50 am

    I just watched the latest episode of Jep and Jessica and you are so talented! Your mothers house looks amazing. I would love to see some decorating / renovation posts on your blog. You’ve got major talent!!

  • Michelle September 16, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Hey Jess! I see from your Instagram feed that you’ve got yourself a farm going there! I own a small shop called http://www.farmlifeoutfitters.com (@farmlifeoutfitters) and I would be completely honored if you would accept some t-shirts from us for you and your kiddos to wear! We have beekeeping shirts, little farmer shirts, tractor shirts. Check us out and let me know what you would like! We just opened in May and are trying to get the word out about our brand. We’ve seen God bless this business in many ways already. He’s so good.

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